Now that we’re well and truly into June, you can just hear the sound of wedding bells around the corner.
Needless to say, many groups of ‘hens’ will soon be celebrating their friend’s final days of singledom with a trip abroad, a big party, or even a staycation at home.
If the latter option is more suited to your group’s taste and budget, then you’re in luck. The UK not only has plenty of smashing hotels as well as private accommodation for hen parties, there’s also many award-winning spas that’ll give the bride the luxurious send-off she deserves.
So, if you’re the maid/matron of honour currently in need of some travel inspiration, chill out, grab a glass of wine and feast your eyes upon these options.
The top luxury spas in the UK
St Pancras Spa, London
A truly beautiful spa in the heart of the city, St Pancras Spa is the perfect mixture of historic elegance and sumptuous charm. The spa highlights the hotel’s Victorian past with its great brick archways and floor-to-ceiling windows.
The Gothic Revival architectural design is apparent throughout the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London. The spa has 6 rooms in total, which includes a couple’s suite with king-sized heated beds and a butler service for every guest!
In short, it’s an ideal, and pampered send-off for any bride-to-be!
Cameron House, Loch Lomond
For a spa which has some spectacular views thrown in, head north to the Spa at Cameron House. This pretty picture of a spa is in Loch Lomond which is located in the north-west of Scotland.
Be sure to make the most of your time at the spa, as it’s a 2-mile journey from the hotel! Fear not however, as there are concierge services to transport guests every 30 minutes between the two places.
With its heated rooftop infinity pool overlooking the Loch, a mud chamber with steam room and a relaxation suite, this is one top choice for a hen’s weekend spa.
Calcot Manor Spa, Cotswolds
How about visiting a spa that’s part of a quintessential English country house? Located in the serene surroundings of the Cotswolds, you can find the Calcot Manor Spa in the quiet corner of the manor’s sprawling grounds.
Guests can expect to find a lavender-lined heated outdoor hot tub (complete with open fire), relaxing treatment rooms, and a 16m indoor pool.
Treatments include massages, facials, all using the heavenly scented Aromatherapy Associates products, as well as manicures and pedicures for the ultimate girls’ weekend.
Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, Lake District
The first thing you’ll say upon visiting Gilpin Hotel and Lake House will either be ‘wow’ or nothing. The latter because you’ll be stunned into silence upon seeing the cabin-style bedrooms, as well as the stunning 5 private spa lodges offering guests nothing less than a luxury experience.
The 5 private spa lodges come with their own ensuite spa, complete with rainmaker showers and steam rooms inside, and hydrotherapy hot tubs and saunas outside. If that’s not enough, the hotel is set beside a wooded private lake, treating guests with unspoiled view across the Lake District fells.
The Grove Hotel, Hertfordshire
For a luxury spa that’s far enough from London, but not so far that it requires a lengthy car/train journey, the Sequoia Spa in the Grove Hotel is ideal.
Situated in the picturesque English county of Hertfordshire, the Sequoia spa offers guests a luxury experience in a peaceful setting. Winner of the Best Spa East 2016 by the Good Spa Guide, as well as a Conde Nast winner, you can expect to feel like an entirely new person after your visit!
Sequoia uses Natura Bissé and ESPA products, which will give your hen party a truly memorable experience! Make sure to also take a peek at their signature treatments — ‘The Orangery Experience’ sounds particularly intriguing.
The Gainsborough Bath Spa, Bath
Tucked away in the county of Somerset is a one spa that combines the elements of its historic heritage with its contemporary Malaysian origins.
The Gainsborough Bath Spa just so happens to be in Britain’s most famous spa city, so you know it’s going to be good.
The spa taps into the original thermal springs for use in the thermal pools, massage jets, ice alcoves and the thermal fountains. Naturally, the spa offers body therapies that make full use of the Spring’s unique mineral composition.
What’s more, at the time of writing, the spa also offers a ‘Beautiful Bride experience’, that ensures brides will look and feel great on their big day. The package includes hair, face and body treatments, full use of the spa facilities, and the choice between a 2-course lunch with wine, or an elegant afternoon tea. Check the website for more details.